Friday’s Offers: Status Audio CB-1, Cowin, JLab, Etc

There is some modest action on Friday as well at the Amazon Gold Box with the following tentative schedule:

+ starts 6:05am ET: JLab Audio J6 earbuds (price before sale $10)

+ starts 8:15am ET: Cowin E-7 Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Over-ears (price before sale $70)
+ this has been recurring regularly

+ starts 10:50am ET: Status Audio CB-1 Closed Back Over-Ears (price before sale $79)

+ starts 11:25am ET: JLab Bass DJ Inspired Earbuds (price before sale $30)

+ starts 6:50pm ET: Avantree headphone stand (price before sale $20)

+ also various Symphonized wood earphones throughout the day

Bose QuietComfort QC35 for $300

UPDATE 9:54pm ET: both are in-stock at $300 as of this recheck. Also enter promo code REWARDME for 5% back in Rakuten Reward points. The coupon does not drop the price further, it only gets you extra Rakuten rewards points which you can use in future purchases over there…

The offer is back on for the new condition Bose Quietcomfort 35 bluetooth and active noise cancelling closed-back over-ear headphones at Rakuten, sold there through BuyDig. The price drops from $350 to $300 automatically via an automatic but limited time coupon promotion. Free shipping as well. This is available for both the silver QC35 and the black QC35.

If this sells out, fear not, the official Bose eBay store is offering these in factory renewed condition with the same warranty for $260 each.

Open-box Blue Ella Planars w/full warranty for $590

The Blue Ella planar-magnetic headphones go for $700 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you want to save some, yet still get the full manufacturer warranty, you can get them in open-box condition from OneCall, an authorized and respected A/V dealer, for $590 with free shipping.

On the other hand, if you are comfortable with used, and you don’t need the warranty, they have now dropped to $456~ in “Used – Very Good” condition by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. It is good to have choices ๐Ÿ™‚

Used Sennheiser HD 201 for $13.50 + $3.75 S&H

After being around for over a decade, the good old closed-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 201 headphones got discontinued, with the newer HD 206 sort of taking their place in the line-up.

But if it is the HD 201 you want specifically, and you are comfortable with used headphones, we have good news for you, they are available in “Used – Excellent Plus” condition for $13.50 plus shipping at Adorama.com. If you don’t see them at the link, it means they sold out.

Shipping starts at $3.75 and may vary depending on zipcode and delivery options. All the zipocodes I tried gave me $3.75 as the lowest price, but I can’t test every zipcode ๐Ÿ™‚

Used items purchased from Adorama have a 30-day no-questions-asked return policy, and a 90-day warranty covered by Adorama (not the manufacturer).

Refurbished BOSE Soundlink II Bluetooth Over-Ears w/1-YR Warranty for $160

The Bose Soundlink II Around Ear bluetooth headphones go for $229 in new condition (along with $11.45 in promotional rewards) at Adorama, but if you want to pay less yet still get the same warranty as a new condition product…

… then to the Bose eBay store we fly where they are offering these in factory renewed condition for $160 with free shipping.

20% off most headphones at A4C with coupon

Until the 28th of July in 2017, coupon JULY20 gets you 20% off most headphones (and most everything else) at All 4 Cellular. They have a variety of older products there. Also pay attention to their condition since they have various conditions. Refurbished items are by them and carry their own 90-day warranty (not from the manufacturer ~ unless otherwise indicated).

The coupon will not work on iPads and will not work on deals of the day. They mostly have consumer-type headphones, you are not going to find Sennheiser HD700s or Koss electrostatics there ๐Ÿ™‚

[DEAD] Noontec Hammo Go Active Noise Cancelling Over Ears for $50

This recurring lightning deal expired…

One of the Gold Box offers is under way, running until 6:05mp ET, the new condition Noontec Hammo Go Active Noise Cancelling Over Ear Headphones go for $50 with free shipping. Their price before the sale bega was $100 last night. They average 3.8 out of 5 based on 33 customer reviews. The ANC circuit is powered by two AAA batteries.

Deal Updates: AmazonBasics RF Over-Ears for $17; USED Jaybird X2 BT earphones for $20

I just updated the Latest Deals Summary, and since the previous update, these headphones dropped further in price:

+ AmazonBasics Over-Ear RF Wireless for $17~ at Amazon actual in new condition, or $13~ in used condition

+ USED Jaybird X2 bluetooth earphones for $20~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals

Phiaton MS 430 On-Ears for $35 w/free S&H [updated]

This offer has been extended for another week! The new condition Phiaton Fusion MS 430 closed-back on-ears can be yours for $35 with free shipping when you enter promo code 0725EBTS30 over there!

Per the specs, this has “Ambidextrous Inputs”, which means it might be able to play sound from two different sources at the same time. I haven’t touched this Phiaton model so I can’t say with 100% certainty that it does so. But I can say with 100% certainty that this is so with the Beyerdynamic Custom Street ON-Ears.

Used Creative Outlier Bluetooth On-Ears for $39

The Creative Outlier bluetooth on-ears go for $70 in new condition, but if you prefer used, you can get them in “Used – Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections; damaged original packaging) for $39~, and in “Used – Like New” (damaged original packaging) for $45~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. They average 4 out of 5 but base on only nine customer reviews. And that’s the number of answered questions they have.

Philips FX3 Closed Over-Ears for $23 with free S&H

Philips is back with a sale on one of their lesser known headphones, the new condition closed-back over-ear Philips FX3 (in the black color scheme, aka FX3BK) is on sale for $23 with free shipping at NewEgg on eBay. Limit up to five units per customer.

[DEAD] Thursday’s Offers: JLab, Noontec, Denon, Symphonized, Etc

This round of lightning deals expired…

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Ultrasone Jubilee Edition 25 for $4000

A second flagship post today, of interest to hard core Ultrasone fans, the new condition Ultrasone Jubilee Edition 25 closed-back limited edition headphone is on sale for $4000 with free shipping at B&H Photo. The regular price of this is $6000. This is in used car price territory regardless ๐Ÿ™‚ This is a limited time offer.

Sony MDR-XB450 Extra Bass On-Ears for $30 w/free S&H

On the budget side of things, the new condition Sony MDRXB450 Extra Bass On-Ears are on sale for $30 with free shipping at B&H Photo. This has been price-matched apparently at amazon.com where it is restricted to Prime members, with a limit of up to three units per customer.

In-Stock NOW: Grado PS2000e Flagship Headphones

Flagship mania 2017 continues! The new Grado PS2000e flagship headphones are now in-stock and ready to ship to your ears for $2695 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. B&H is an authorized dealer and on top of that, they are not that far away from where Grado makes their headphones. So the headphones won’t have to “travel” far to get to their store. New York squared!

Sennheiser HD461i Closed Over-Ears for $25 w/free S&H after $10 MIR

The new condition Sennheiser HD 461i Closed Over-Ear is going for $35 with free shipping at NewEgg actual but it also has a $10 mail-in rebate (gift card) promotion on it as well until 7/31/17. The rebate offer is only good on this particular iPhone model, and no other model.

SHARKK Bravo Hybrid Electrostatic Headphones for $65

The price keeps on dropping for these, but do read reviews if you are not familiar with them as they have trade-offs and complaints! It is the new condition SHARKK Bravo Hybrid Electrostatic Headphones now down to $65 with free shipping by BREED on eBay (ships from Florida).

Philips A1 PRO DJ Headphones for $25 w/FS [updated]

NewEgg actual is offering the new condition closed-back over-ear Philips A1 PRO DJ Headphones for $25 with free shipping. No promo code is needed for this one.

UPDATE: this was a daily deal for Monday, but as of Tuesday, the same price continues…

Used Munitio PRO40 Closed for $57

This was a $300 headphone when it came out, trying to compete with the other fashion/style headphones in that price range. Fast forward to today, and the black color scheme is available in “Used – Very Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections; damaged original packaging) for $57~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. It averages 3.8 out of 5 based on 70+ customer reviews and it includes a case and detachable cable.

Used Superlux HD 562 DJ headphone for $20

Superlux (and Samson among others) sell a number of headphones that are “homages” to more famous headphones by more famous manufacturers. One such model is the closed-back Superlux HD-562 DJ Headphone, currently available in “Used – Like New” condition (damaged original packaging) for $20.41 by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. Free 2-day shipping for Prime members.

It averages 4.2 out of 5 based on 15 customer reviews. Per the shopping cart there is only one unit available at this price… Screenshow below:

[DEAD] Monday: Monster N-Tune Closed On-Ears for $18 w/FS after coupon

This daily deal expired…

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[DEAD] Tuesday’s Offers: Brainwavz M2, Symphonized, Cowin, JLab, Ollivan VE Monks, Etc

These offers expired…

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[DEAD] Monday: Bluedio Bluetooth Headphones: T3 for $30, V Victory for $120

These daily deals expired…

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Refurbished Sony MDR-1000X ANC + BT for $230

The Sony MDR-1000X headphones (ANC and BT) go for $350 in new condition at authorized Sony dealers, but if you want to save a significant amount while still get some warranty, you can get them in certified refurbished condition with a 90-day warranty from Secondipity through Amazon for $230 with free shipping in your choice of Beige MDR-1000X or Black MDR-1000X. The black is fulfilled by Amazon, so it is Prime eligible, but has a limit of up to five units per customer.

Speaking of Sony, in addition to the previously mentioned Sony sales, their XB10 Portable Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth (2017 model) are on sale for $38 each, in three different color schemes.

Used Grado SR325e Open Headphones for $239

And now we continue “digesting” the USED headphones that were earmarked during yesterday’s Amazon Warehouse Deals session with some Grado action. The open-back Grado SR325e go for $300 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you want to save some, and you don’t need the user manual or the original pizza box packaging, you can get them in “Used – Good” condition for $239~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. There’s only one listing for this model.

On the other hand, there are multiple used listings for the Grado SR225e which goes for $200 in new condition, but $167~ in “Used – Good” condition. There’s a total of four used listings, so if they don’t move fast enough for Amazon’s price-bots’ liking, their prices may drop further.

Status Audio OB-1 Open-Back Over-Ears for $59

If you don’t want to wait for a future sale, the new condition open-back over-ear Status Audio OB-1 headphones are on sale for $59 with free shipping, sold by the Status Audio Amazon store, with the order fulfilled by Amazon. It averages 4.7 out of 5 based on 90 customer reviews. It is a low speed hype train model ๐Ÿ™‚

Used Sennheiser HD 630VB Headphone with Variable Bass for $227

The Sennheiser HD 630VB Headphone with Variable Bass is available in “Used – Like New” (damaged original packaging) condition for $227~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. There are a couple of options for slightly less from other sellers, but AWD actual is a safer choice since it is Amazon’s used sales department. The headphones average 4.4 out of 5 based on 28 customer reviews.

Klipsch Reference R6 On-Ears for $27 w/free S&H

NewEgg seems to love Klipsch sales, because here comes another one, the new condition closed-back Klipsch Reference R6 On-Ears are on sale for $27 with free shipping sold and shipped by NewEgg until next Thursday night (7/27/17).

PS: “Reference” is part of the name of the headphone, not an evaluation of its performance ๐Ÿ™‚

[DEAD] Used Noontec Zoro HD On-Ears for $13

As of 7/22/17 AM recheck, the used options sold out…

The Noontec Zoro HD closed-back on-ears go as low as $19 in new condition during recent lightning deals at Amazon, but if you don’t want to wait for a sale, or if you want to pay even less, you can get the blue color scheme in “Used – Like New” condition for $13~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. These come in damaged original packaging. There are many different colors of these, so if you want more customer reviews, check the listings for the different colors.

Latest Headphone Deals Summary

This is an on-going permanent tracking post that rounds-up some of the current surviving headphone deals. The prices and availability are of the “Latest Update” date mentioned below. It cannot be updated automatically if something sells out or a price changes…

LATEST UPDATE: July 25 in 2017 at 9:47pm ET… re-arranged the order of over/on-ears vs earphones so they rotate to the top of this long post…

OVER and ON EARS:: BLUETOOTH and/or ANC and/or RF

+ factory renewed Bose QC35 BT and ANC with full warranty for $260 by BOSE’s eBay store

+ Used Sony XB950 Bluetooth Closed Over-Ears for $58+ at Amazon Warehouse Deals

+ AmazonBasics Over-Ear RF Wireless for $17~ at Amazon

OVER-EARS

+ Philips A1 PRO DJ Headphones for $25 with free S&H at NewEGG

+ Status Audio OB-1 Open-Back for $59 by Status Audio

+ SHARKK Bravo Headphones Hybrid Electrostatic Headphones for $65 by BREED on eBay (Florida)

+ refurbished Denon AH-D7200 w/1yr warranty for $749 at OneCall.com and thru Amazon

+ Audeze EL-8 Planars Closed-back Titanium for $550 at Adorama.com

+ Beyerdynamic DT 770 (16 ohm) Closed-Back Over-EArs for $100 at BuyDig on eBay and by their sister site Beach Camera fulfilled by Amazon (and Prime eligible)

+ Akai Professional 50X Studio headphones for $20~ at Amazon actual (limit three)

+ USED AudioQuest Nighthawk Wood Headphones for $349+

+ USED Blue ELLA planars for $474 [was $491]

+ Sennheiser HD 200 Closed Over-Ears with $30 Gift Card for $70 at B&H Photo

+ Sennheiser HD 579 Open Over-Ears for $149 at Amazon actual

+ Audio Technica AD500X Open Over-Ears with AT Omni Lav Mic for $67 by Beach Camera thru Amazon

+ HIFIMAN HE-400i for $250 by various thru Amazon, and alternate listing

+ USED Musicianโ€™s Gear MG900 Studio Headphones for $11 by Amazon Warehouse Deals

ON-EARS

+ USED Superlux HD 562 DJ headphone for $20 at Amazon Warehouse Deals

+ USED Grado SR325e open-back for $235 at Amazon Warehouse Deals

+ Klipsch Reference R6 On-Ears for $27 w/free S&H by NewEgg actual

+ B&O Play Form 2i Lightweight On-Ear for $70 in olive and $80 in pink at Urban Outfitters of all places

+ USED B&O Play H2 On-Ears for $83+

+ new condition Status Audio HD One Closed for $24 in three color choices at Amazon actual
+ this had been $22 with an in-cart discount. The in-cart offer expired, now the live price is $19

+ HIFIMAN Edition S Switchable Open/Closed Back for $150 in White color or Black color scheme
+ there’s also an alternate black color listing as marketplace sellers are able to create their own listings, adding to the noise at Amazon ๐Ÿ™‚

EARPHONES

+ Beyerdynamic MMX 41 iE In-Ears for $25 w/free S&H by NewEgg actual

+ USED KZ ED2 for $4.83 at Amazon Warehouse Deals

+ USED Jaybird X2 bluetooth earphones for $20~ [WAS $26~] at Amazon Warehouse Deals

+ Xiaomi Pistons (Original Fresh) for $6 w/free S&H (from China) at GearBest

+ Used “Very Good” a-JAYS Five Earbuds for iOS in Black for $6~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals

+ KEF M100 in-ears for $99 (some colors)

+ BOSE Mobile Earphones for $60 by official BOSE store

+ Panasonic RP-HJX5 Drops 360 In-Ears for $10

+ Hifiman RE 600S V2 Songbird for $129 by Hifiman fulfilled by Amazon

+ Hifiman RE-300a earphones for $25 by AudioLAB fulfilled by Amazon
+ Hifiman RE-400 earphones (no buttons) for $49 by various Prime-eligible sellers
+ RE-400i earphones (iOS buttons) for $49 by Pitbull (not Prime eligible)
+ RE-400a earphones (Android buttons) for $49 by various Prime-eligible sellers

+ Phiaton MS 100 BA in-ears for $35 by Amazon actual

+ USED Nuforce BE6i Gold for $35~
+ USED NuForce BE6i Gray for $33~
+ USED NuForce BE6 Grey for $39~

+ USED thinksound rain 9mm In-Ears for $20

AMPs, DACs, DAPs, PADs

+ Fiio A5 portable head-amp for $40 by K&M Camera fulfilled by Amazon

+ USED Pro-Ject Audiophile Head Box S for $119 by LISTEN UP through Amazon Warehouse Deals

+ Fiio X5 DAP (2nd Generation) for $180 at B&H Photo

+ Used Sony PHA-1 Headphone Amplifier for $195 [was $184] at Amazon Warehouse Deals

ACCESSORIES

+ 15ft AmazonBasics Subwoofer cable for $1.78
+ 25ft AmazonBasics Subwoofer cable for $2.44
+ both are ADD-ON items, with a limit 3 for each of them

+ Used V-Moda Crossfade On-Ear Metal Shields for $8+ at Amazon Warehouse Deals

+ 3-pack of 2″ Top Stage GMC04-Q6 earpad foam covers for $3~ [ADD-ON item]

+ 12 foot AmazonBasics Component Video Cable with Audio for $2.XX (ADD-ON; limit 3)

MUSIC and STREAMING

+ Six Months of TIDAL Hi-Fi FREE for current and future Sprint Customers (this is the $20/month tier)
+ check also more detailed post

+ FREE Three Months of Apple Music Subscription streaming service through Groupon Goods for NEW customers only

+ YMMV: existing Spotify Free Tier members are being offered via email a 3-month Premium subscription for 99c total

+ YMMV: while perusing the GooglePLAY store, you may seen an offer for a 4-month free trial of the Google Music All Access Subscription which also includes YouTube RED. Of musical interest, YouTube RED includes benefits when using the YouTube Music app (no ads, background play, audio-only playback)
+ another benefit of Google’s Music subscription is that you can find GooglePlay Gift Cards on a 20% off discount, and use those to pay for the music subscription, effectively giving you a 20% off discount

+ โ€œLouder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metalโ€ e-book for $2 in the Amazon Kindle (750+ pages)

NEW ARRIVALS

+ Audio Technica ATH-DSR7BT with Pure Digital Drive for $299 by various sellers that are fulfilled by Amazon

+ Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT with Pure Digital Drive for $549 by various thru Amazon

+ Focal Spark and Spark Wireless (BT) earphones from various sellers

+ Denon AH-D7200 Reference Over Ears for $999 by various authorized dealers through Amazon

+ Shure RMCE-LTG Lightning Cable for SE series for $100 at B&H Photo and various at Amazon

+ Apple AirPods for $160 at Verizon Wireless

B&O Play Form 2i Lightweight On-Ears for $70

If you like the idea of B&O Play’s lightweight minimalistic Form 2i On-Ears with old school rectangular pads, there is a sale of them at the Urban Outfitters websites website. The olive color scheme goes for $70, while the pink color scheme goes for $80. These are new condition.

Ends July 23: Daily FOCAL headphone giveways (Listen Over-Ears or Spark earphones)

UPDATE: Last Call! This daily FOCAL giveaway promotion ends on Sunday July 23!

Reputable online dealer OneCall, which is also the B&M A/V dealer Huppin’s in the city of Spokane (Washington) [yes, Gonzaga, Go ZAGS!] is an authorized FOCAL dealer and until July 23rd in 2017, they are running a daily giveaway of FOCAL headphones.

The prizes are either the FOCAL Listen over-ears (wired or bluetooth) and the Spark earphones (wired or bluetooth). One person will win a pair every day. It is not clear which one of the four models you’ll win on that particular date or whether you have a choice. You can register for this promotion every day.

The promotion is administered by Gleam, and requires a login using email or Facebook or Amazon or Instagram. The page shows the total number of entries, so you can look at those and decide whether you want to take a shot at them. You can enter every day until the promotion ends.

To make it easier to find this, I am adding a link to this in the Sidebar of the blog.

Used Bowers & Wilkins P9 for $573

If you are tempted by the Bowers & Wilkins P9 flagship headphones but don’t want to pay the new condition full price, Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD) comes to the rescue, sold by AWD actual (not iffy sellers) starting at $573~ in “Used – Good” condition. There is one listing at this price, but there are four of them in “Used – Very Good” for $611~, so there is a possibility of price pressure building over time if they don’t move fast enough to Amazon’s price-bot algorithms’ satisfaction. There’s also a “Used – Like New” in damaged original packaging for $650~. The new condition price is $900 at most sellers, except for Audio Advice which has it for $800.

Thursday: Best Buy Sale for Rewards Members Only: Sony, Beats, Bose, Sennheiser HD 558

Best Buy has a rewards members only sale on Thursday until 11:59pm central time for Rewards members only. You have to login with your Best Buy account and be a “My Best Buy Members” rewards member. This is an Early Access sale that ends on Thursday at 11:59pm central time.

They are calling it a Black Friday in July, so I’m assuming whatever survives the rewards members will become available for the general population on Friday (but I could be wrong). Amazon may price-match some on Friday if/when they become available to the general population and not behind the members/log-in wall.

The headphones are as priced in the screenshot below. The Sennheiser Audiophile headphone is the good old HD 558 open-back over-ear. The Beats X drop to $100 when you add them to the shopping cart. The rest of them are as the screenshot shows. “View Image” with your browser or open it in a new window to see a larger version…

[DEAD] AKG K553 Closed Over-Ears for $100

This daily deal expired, but Musician Friend daily deals are typically recurring, so it will likely return in the future…

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